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Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror

I'm gonna make a change for once in my life
It's gonna feel real good,
Gonna make a difference
Gonna make it right.

As I, turn up the collar on my favorite winter coat
This wind is blowing my mind
I see the kids in the streets with not enough to eat
Who am I to be blind?
Pretending not to see their needs

A summer disregard, a broken bottle top
And a one man soul
They follow each other on the wind ya' know
'Cause they got nowhere to go
That's why I want you to know

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change

I've been a victim of a selfish kind of love
It's time that I realize
That there are some with no home, not a nickel to loan
Could it be really me,
pretending that they're not alone?

A willow deeply scarred, somebody's broken heart
And a washed-out dream
They follow the pattern of the wind ya' see
'Cause they got no place to be
That's why I'm starting with me


Take a look at yourself and then make the change…
I'm gonna make a change…
It's gonna feel real good!

Make that change.

Man In The Mirror by Michael Jackson
– Analysis of song

Michael Jackson's message in ``Man in the Mirror'' is quite clear. He shows examples of situations where the world could be made a better place, cases where the need is obvious, but the people often choose to pretend they don't see it and keep on walking. Jackson challenges us to look within ourselves and make a decision to change for the better for the good of all mankind. For example, lyrics like this signify that he wants to make a change. “I'm starting with the man in the mirror”. The man looking into the mirror is the central image in the song which means that this reflection that the narrator is going through is the key observation of the song. Jackson...
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